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Military families and PTSD

How Can Military Families Become More Aware of PTSD Signs?

Families of loved ones in the military often deal with the heavy lifting of their loved ones. They struggle with the ways military life and stress collide and challenge them to cope on a day-to-day basis. Some military loved ones struggle with PTSD, but other family members can also have PTSD from dealing with a loved one’s addiction and struggles.… Read More
nutritional psychology

Why Nutritional Psychology May Be Able to Help First Responders’ Mental Health

  Ongoing stress is a factor in many people’s lives today. There is a lot going on in the world from war to famine, social media concerns to issues around health and wellness. People who struggle with mental health the most are vulnerable to nutritional deficiencies as well. This includes first responders. EMS culture is one that works off high… Read More

VFR Healthcare Launches Telemental Health Services for First Responders, Healthcare and Emergency Professionals on Front Lines of COVID-19 National Crisis

New York, NY, March 31, 2020 – VFR Healthcare (Veteran & First Responder Healthcare), the sister company of Strive Health, today announced a new initiative to provide evidence-based, trauma-informed Telemental Health services designed specifically for First Responders, healthcare and emergency professionals, and their families on the front line of the coronavirus (COVID-19) national crisis. Leveraging VFR Healthcare’s network of trained… Read More

 How to Help Veterans Manage Chronic Pain in Recovery 

Active duty members of the armed forces are more likely to encounter situations that put them at risk. They may experience physical, mental, or moral injury. The moral injury occurs when they are put in a position to harm or kill someone in the war. Opioids are often given to help them care for their injuries and treat them. The… Read More

 Know the Risks and Symptoms of PTSD in First Responders

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition veterans may suffer from when they return from combat. Trauma takes many forms but mental health issues should not be ignored. They can lead to other health risks and complications, including addiction. Stigma still exists where first responders and veterans don’t feel they can speak out about their challenges. Many may… Read More

 What is Self-Empowerment in Recovery?

An approach to addiction recovery that is empowering does not accomplish that goal without some hard work. Recovery takes a lot of little steps to add up to big victories. People who do not work towards empowerment may end up getting stuck or stagnant in their recovery growth. It is helpful to have goals and write them down. Growth is… Read More